Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

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Responsible tourism: Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

Environment

All our trips are about enjoying and experiencing the natural and cultural beauty of the region, in a respectful and considerate way. Our trips are only run with small groups, most often from two people to four people, to ensure that impact on the environment is a minimum at all times, and the most personal and rich experience can be had by all.

We are a member of the Svenska Ekoturismföreningen (Swedish Ecotourism Association) which works towards an improved tourism which protects and takes responsibility for our delicate natural and cultural environment. Our company beliefs reflect this vision.

As our trips are self-guided, we make extra efforts to provide travellers with as much information about the local area as possible, including information about bird, animal and plantlife as well as historical and cultural information. This ensures that, even without a guide, we can inform travellers about the region. With additional knowledge, travellers can go one step further to protecting the environment.

We take responsibility of ensuring that rubbish is handled accordingly. both in the countryside and in the office, with a developed sorting system. Use of paper is spared with all marketing made online to avoid the production of own brochures. Travellers are encouraged to recycle as much literature as possible that they are provided with at the start of the trip.

Community

We wholeheartedly support the local economy - our guests want to experience the genuine region in which they are travelling, and our aim is to let it be seen and enjoyed.

Encounters with the locals is a fundamental aspect of our trips, and we therefore make all efforts to use suppliers from the area. With this aim in mind, we ensure all meals are provided from local suppliers with a commitment to using local produce. Where meals are not provided, we encourage travellers to visit locally-owned restaurants, take extra day trips, etc.
We prefer to use accommodation that is smaller and more personal which allows an insight into the local community. Where possible, we use local suppliers (e.g. boat and canoe suppliers). Our aim is always to promote and support the local community.

Our trips are designed so that travellers pass by cultural and historical sites en route, and information is provided about these sites. Travellers are encouraged to visit or take guided tours, and all opening times of sites, shops, facilities are indicated to allow the traveller the opportunity to maximise their visit.

We have also supported the local community by providing translation services of local websites to help encourage tourism from abroad.

Our trips would quite simply not be the same without the support of the local community.

Reviews of Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Canoeing down the lakes from Mariefred. Wonderful scenery, great
fun, swimming off rocks and picnicking on the lakeside.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do some cycling and walking before you go, to get your muscles in a bit of
shape. Also - ladies especially - take with you, or ask for, a gel saddle pad as
the bike saddles are quite hard!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We spent money locally, especially on food and used a lot of public transport
or our own muscles.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


It was fantastic - a really good way of seeing a country and having fun at the
same time. And perfectly organised.

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Loved it all. All trails were easy to follow and really beautiful. We had a great time. The accommodation selected by Carmen was all of a very high quality, and provided an excellent taste of real Sweden. This was a perfect holiday for a fairly active family with 12 and 15 year olds. The days are fairly active, so book thIs if you want an active week.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


There was a bit of wet weather around although we got fairly lucky, so pack appropriately. We didn't take walking boots for the hiking day, a good pair of waterproof trainers is enough. Make sure you have enough time in Stockholm, it is worth it. We also booked a follow up week on the island of Uto, which was fantastic, so maybe consider this if you want another week.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, we stayed in small bed and breakfasts, and Swedish owned hotels in Stockholm.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very highly, if you are active and want a well planned mix of cycling, kayaking and walking in the depths of the Swedish countryside then go for it. A good holiday for families with teenagers

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Visiting the archipelago

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


If cycling invest I'm gel saddle covers - amazon do some £3-4!
Carry water snacks & fruit

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very enjoyable, the operator (Carmen) couldn't have done more, from the moment I started organising it 'til we left Sweden.

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